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09 Jul 2014

OPENREACH SELECTS THE FIAT DOBLÒ MAXI TO HELP DRIVE ITS SUPERFAST BROADBAND ROLLOUT

Openreach – BT’s local access network business – has added 1,800 FIAT Doblò Cargo Maxi vans to its hard-working vehicle fleet.

OPENREACH SELECTS THE FIAT DOBLÒ MAXI TO HELP DRIVE ITS SUPERFAST BROADBAND ROLLOUT
  • 1,800 FIAT Doblò Cargo Maxi vans delivered to Openreach, backed by FIAT Professional UK's exceptional customer service
  • Finished in unique, eye-catching livery the new fleet of FIAT Professional vans will help drive Openreach's UK rollout of superfast broadband
  • Openreach contract affirms the appeal of FIAT Professional and the FIAT Doblò Cargo to fleets of all sizes, following its recent "Fleet Van of the Year" accolade in the 2014 Motor Trade Awards

Openreach - BT's local access network business - has added 1,800 FIAT Doblò Cargo Maxi vans to its hard-working vehicle fleet. Finished in the eye-catching Openreach livery, the new fleet of FIAT Doblò Cargo Maxi vans will play an important role in helping Openreach to further extend the benefits of high-speed fibre broadband to communities across the UK.

The FIAT Doblò Cargo Maxi is an ideal vehicle for Openreach thanks to its reliability, low running costs, manoeuvrability, payload, comfort and ease of operation.

According to Duncan Webb, Commercial Director at BT Fleet, "These vehicles have been deployed to front-line engineers installing fibre broadband into homes and businesses across the UK. With a fleet of hard-working vehicles of this size it was important to have the right vehicles, which we have in the FIAT Doblò Cargo Maxi."

Sebastiano Federigo, Head of Brand, FIAT Professional UK, commented: "We are delighted that Openreach has chosen FIAT Professional UK to supply the vehicles that are so vital to the implementation of its roll out plans. It highlights not only the quality, efficiency and versatility of our award-winning vans but also the level of support and peace-of-mind we are able to offer even the largest and most exacting fleets in the UK."

The multi award-winning FIAT Doblò Cargo is built on a bespoke platform that bestows it with tremendous versatility and adaptability. With a payload of up to one tonne and a load volume of up to 5.0m3, the Doblò Cargo has impressive carrying capacity both in terms of weight and size, while the Bi-Link rear suspension ensures a smooth ride and surefooted handling. Its engine range provides low running costs and emissions, while an astonishing number of variants are offered, including a platform cab, the Work Up pickup, long-wheelbase and high-roof versions, crew vans and high-specification Sportivo models with alloy wheels and an exclusive side-stripe; an engine power upgrade; air conditioning and Blue&Me connectivity as standard.

Prices for the FIAT Doblò Cargo start at just £13,055*. Further information on the Doblò Cargo range, as well as the other models in FIAT Professional's award-winning range of commercial vehicles, is available at www.FIATprofessional.co.uk.

* Price excludes VAT and OTR charges.

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FIAT Professional UK Press Office Contacts:

Conor Twomey - PR Manager +44 (0)1753 519403 conor.twomey@FIAT.com
Puneet Joshi - PR Officer +44 (0)1753 519591 puneet.joshi@FIAT.com

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